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  •  A regular... (11+ / 0-)

    punctuation tyrant, or something.

    No one knows what it's like, To be the bad man, To be the sad man, behind blue eyes....

    by blueyedace2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:37:26 PM PST

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    •  Maybe this is just Punctuation Austerity--we're (2+ / 0-)
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      just not good and productive enough to be worthy of full double spaces anymore?  No longer can we afford to take time to linger thoughtfully across the width of indulgent double-spaced sentences before digging into the next pithy properly delimited DKos dose of prose, platitudes or proverbs.  It's high time we ration the intertube space, and realize the obfuscating dangers to our verbal traffic that come with unthinkingly permitting double-wide double-spaced sentence trailers; maybe that's it, right? Heh!

      It's time to move forward and forget trying to hang on to long-valued punctuated traditions and regional differences. Get over that double-space--and it goes faster if it's a single-space, clearly.   Our collective leading lights must come together, to pleasantly unite us in putting boldy in our subject lines "DELETE  OUR  DOUBLE-SPACED  PUNCTUATION  DIVERSITY  KOS!"  

      Your Single-Spaced Cadets of Grammical Cadence and Punctuation are reporting for duty, Kos.  What next, sir?  Shall we assault the miserable state of overly-used or under used hyphenation, or all those perversely conjoined sentences continued with mind-abusing semi-colons; or even whole colons as in: this strained example? Our keyboards are yours to command.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 02:23:02 PM PST

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